Contesting the Nigerian State: Civil Society and the Contradictions of Self-Organization (BOK)

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In public choice theory, the received wisdom has long been that self-organization is an impediment to collective action, whether via the tragedy of the commons or a Hobbesian scenario in which self-interest produces social conflict rather than cooperation. Yet as this fascinating collection shows, self-organization and state-society relations have been much more complicated in the context of contemporary Nigerian politics. Given the absence or unwillingness of the Nigerian state to provide essential services, entire communities have had to band together to repair roads, build health centers, and maintain public utilities, all from levies. The successes, failures, and ongoing challenges faced by Nigerian society provide valuable insights into the state's capacity, its relationship with civil society, and the social, economic, and political well-being of its citizens.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forlag
PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
ISBN 9781137324528 Antall sider 272
Dimensjoner 14,4cm x 22,3cm x 1,7cm Vekt 448 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Mojubaolu Olufunke Okome
Emner og form Central government, Political activism, Regional government